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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Presidential election

Friday’s Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Regardless of your political party, isn't it wonderful that we live in a free country and can vote!

Do you remember going to the polls to vote with your parents? I do. We waited in line at an elementary school near our house. Somehow at a very young age I realized that voting was a privilege not to be taken lightly.

Today would be a great day to share voting memories with a grandchild by the stroke of the pen, a phone call, or e-mail. How has the voting process changed in your lifetime? (My parents sure didn't vote on computer screens!)

We could also talk with grandchildren about the cost of freedom—the men and women who gave (and are giving) their lives so that we can vote. We might ask our older grandchildren to tell us about their hopes and dreams and pray with them for the future of our nation.

Also, we could jot our grandchildren a note reminding them that regardless of the outcome of any election, God is always in control. As Psalm 103:19 tells us: The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all.”

Enjoy the weekend,

Article © Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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Anonymous said...

Casting my first vote was one of the proudest moments of my life. I truly felt the responsibility of being a good citizen. To live in a country where freedom exists is a blessing and great privilege. I have seen the other side and am proud to stand on American soil.

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

I've never lived on the other side of American soil. That must really give you perspective on what it means to live in a free land, Rita!